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Lawsuit Alleges Personal Injury For Animal Bite

An interesting lawsuit was recently filed in California in which a young boy passed away as a result of a bite by his pet rat which the family bought at a pet store. The death is noted to be caused from what is known as a rat-bite fever infection. The boy's family has sued the pet store where the rat was purchased alleging that the pet store should have known of the rodent's health and that they did not test the rat for the disease at the store. The lawsuit also alleges that the pet store did not post warnings about the potential for "rat bite fever".